Barack Obama’s Bitter Half Michelle Was A Difficult To Manage Employee

Why do I not find it hard to believe that Michelle Obama was a difficult to manage employee that made sure she got what she had coming to her and was not afraid to whine about it.

From Michelle Makin:

“But Michelle could also frustrate her supervisors. Quincy White, the partner who helped recruit Michelle and who headed the marketing group, remembers finding her a challenge to manage. White, who is now retired from the firm, says he gave her the most interesting work he could find, in part because he wanted to see her advance, but also because she seemed perennially dissatisfied.

She was, White recalls, “quite possibly the most ambitious associate that I’ve ever seen.” She wanted significant responsibility right away and was not afraid to object if she wasn’t getting what she felt she deserved, he says.

Michelle Obama felt she was above the normal bump and grind that other young associates had to endure and she felt entitled to more.

From the Sun Times:

Too monotonous for Michelle, who, White says, complained that the work he gave her was unsatisfactory. He says he gave her the Coors beer ads, which he considered one of the more glamorous assignments they had. Even then, he says, “she at one point went over my head and complained [to human resources] that I wasn’t giving her enough interesting stuff, and the person came down to my office and said, ‘Basically she’s complaining that she’s being treated like she’s a second-year associate,’ and we agreed that she was a second-year associate. I had eight or nine other associates, and I couldn’t start treating one of them a lot better.”

White says he talked to Michelle about her expectations, but the problem could not be resolved because the work was what it was. He is not sure any work he had would have satisfied her. “I couldn’t give her something that would meet her sense of ambition to change the world.”

“Not many people went over my head,” says White. It was an unusual move for a young associate to make, and he believes it was consistent with her personality. She “wanted something that pushed her harder {lcub}hellip{rcub} Waiting five to seven years to make partner was a good career move for me but not for [her]. There are too many other opportunities out there {lcub}hellip{rcub} that mature faster than that.”

We already know what card is going to be pulled on this story……

4 responses to “Barack Obama’s Bitter Half Michelle Was A Difficult To Manage Employee

  1. I’ve worked with a lot of people like this: male, female, black, white, it doesn’t matter. It’s generally associated with immaturity, an overinflated ego and a sense of entitlement. People just seem to pay attention more these days when the complainant is black – and a black woman is a double threat. I am curious though, how long did she last at this firm, and where did she go from there???

  2. After I posted my first comment I read the article in the Sun Times. I was struck by a comment I saw there, which I think sums up the problem with both of the Obamas:

    Their ambition bears no relationship to their qualifications.

    I want what I want and I want it RIGHT NOW!!!!

  3. she always manages to look and sound angry about something so i have come to conclusion that she is angry about something…..and possibly about everything…. i think she is being handled right now so that she doesn’t create messes for them… but they will have to let her out eventually…and it should get pretty interesting..,, especially if they leave the mikes on…. after she thinks its off

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